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Body & Soul: Summer Foot Cream Recipe

Pamper your feet with this soothing summer foot cream.
By Janice Cox
August/September 2001
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Massage some of this rich cream into your feet before going to bed each night to avoid cracked, dry heels.
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If you suffer from cracked feet or heels, massage some of this rich cream into your feet before going to bed at night. MAKES 4 OUNCES

Summer Foot Cream Recipe

• 1/2 cup light sesame or almond oil
• 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
• 2 tablespoons grated beeswax
• 1/4 cup distilled water
• 3 to 4 drops lavender essential oil

1. Mix together the oils and beeswax, and heat slowly in a double boiler until the wax is completely melted, but not boiling.

2. In a separate, heat-proof container, heat water just until it starts to boil (or for 1 minute in the microwave).

3. Slowly add the hot water to the oil mixture in a thin, even stream, stirring constantly. Mix in essential oil.

4. Pour cream into a clean container and allow it to cool completely. The cream will thicken as it cools, so it may need one more final stirring before use.

5. To use: Massage into clean feet.


Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty at Home (Henry Holt, 2002) and co-author of EcoBeauty (Ten Speed Press, 2009).  

Click here for the main article, Body & Soul: How to Take Care of Your Feet.








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